Smoothwall Express vs Tomato on router

Discussion in 'Tomato Firmware' started by philtrim, Dec 12, 2009.

  1. philtrim

    philtrim Addicted to LI Member

    Just wanted some feedback on the expert's thoughts on
    a comparison of these 2 products. I know it is a vague question..
    But just wanted to see some varying responses.

    I have been using Tomato for 2 or 3 years now, and I was ready to try
    out a differnet type Firewall/router option and use my Tomato as a AP only
    and give Smoothwall Express a try on a spare box.

  2. river100

    river100 Addicted to LI Member

    I had a SmoothWall box before the tomato router. Great options, no problems. It got retired along with all of the incandescent light bulbs in my home when I decided my light bill was too high. I might have kept it online but it was an old dell and not as efficient as newer PCs.
  3. occamsrazor

    occamsrazor Network Guru Member

    I'm kind've interested to try one of these as a router running something like Smoothwall, ClearOS, or other open-source router software.....
  4. philtrim

    philtrim Addicted to LI Member

    Yes, i understand one of the downsides, compared to Tomato on a router, is the extra power consumption...Thanks for your input. Just exploring other options. Very satisfied with Tomato and my wrt54gl.
  5. ifican

    ifican Network Guru Member

    A better question for you is what are looking to accomplish or what is tomato not doing for you? If you are running up against limitations of the router you are running tomato on then by all means look elsewhere. However if you are just wanting to learn iptables better you can do that with tomato. So the bigger question is the reason you are looking to "play".
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